The Daily Ed: May 14, 2012

State Legislature election map (via Seattle Times)
For you folks who want to keep track of who’s up for election all across Washington, this interactive map is a wonderful tool.

Is state’s GET prepaid college tuition still a bargain? (via Seattle Times)
The Seattle Times digs in to see if Washington’s pre-paid tuition plan GET (Guaranteed Education Tuition) is still a good idea in the face of higher education cuts.

Behind high tuitions, there’s $2.4 billion in financial aid (via Tacoma News Tribune)
Although Washington state universities and colleges are facing yet another year of double digit tuition increases, there’s still federal and state level financial aid.

In Our View: Tuition Hikes Necessary Evil (via Vancouver Columbian)
The Columbian’s editorial board discusses why tuition hikes, although hurtful, are necessary.

Pierce College working on education achievement gap (via Tacoma News Tribune)
Pierce College has been selected to join the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network, a national organization created to help close the achievement gap.

Snohomish could face penalties over test protests (via MyNorthwest)
550 students in Snohomish county counted opted out of the Measurement of Student Progress test.

Colleges guiding students to a major, not a career (via MyNorthwest)
How do counselors at colleges and universities help students strike a balance between pursuing their dreams and being practical?

‘Why Don’t We Have Any White Kids?’ (via New York Times)
The New York Times explores the lack of integration in New York City public schools.

Sunny Monday Bonus (h/t to Teacher’s United)
Janitor graduates from Columbia University

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  1. melissa Westbrook May 14, 2012

    Yes, and that Times’ article especially points out how segregated charter schools are. Worth reading.


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